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News from State Senator Terry Gerratana

July 27, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Senator Gerratana

Capitol: 860-240-0584
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420




Helping Business Leaders with OSHA Concerns

Business owners
I recently sat down with a group of local business owners to discuss their experience building and growing their businesses in New Britain, Berlin and Farmington. Several of the business owners expressed concerns with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). While OSHA is an admirable organization with important goals, the businesses felt that in recent years OSHA has begun handing out steep fines more frequently and for small offenses. I have been working with these businesses to help resolve their issues with OSHA. If you have had similar problems, please contact my office at 860-240-0584 or through my website.

Expanding Connecticut’s Innovation Economy

CTNEXTThis year, I joined my Democratic colleagues in passing legislation that will encourage Connecticut’s entrepreneurs to start the businesses they have dreamed of, and provide them with the support they need to be successful. This month a key piece of that legislation has gone into effect, with CTNext taking applications for Connecticut’s new “Innovation Places.” These innovation places will combine entrepreneurship support with physical locations conducive to the creation of startup companies.

Communities interested in establishing an Innovation Place are eligible for grants to help them conduct a strategic planning process to identify emerging relevant conditions and to build a master plan that leverages the resources and assets in each community to create new opportunities. Should their plan be approved, the communities can then receive additional grants that will help develop a business incubator, coworking space, expanded technology infrastructure and more.

Applications for planning grants are now being accepted and are open through Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. For more information on the program or to apply, please visit: www.ctnext.com/innovation-places.

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Senator Terry Gerratana, Legislative Office Building, Room 3000, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Capitol telephone: 860-240-0584, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

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